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Today's News

  • La Grange lights up

    Chilly weather didn’t keep residents from celebrating at Light Up La Grange Friday. A group from Buckner Baptist Church staged a live nativity scene in a La Grange merchant’s window, and passersby couldn’t help but stop to coo at the baby Jesus. 

    Families lined the sidewalk in front of the courthouse waiting for their turn to meet with Santa, stationed in the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.

  • A living Christmas tree

    This weekend could be the last chance to see a 38-foot tall Christmas tree come to life with Christmas carols and the Christmas story.

    Crestwood Baptist Church Minister of Music Key Chambers said this could be the last year for the Living Christmas Tree at the church, but he said he’s been saying the same thing for the last few years. Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is free. The tree, which fills with choir members, has been a holiday tradition at the church for 14 years.

  • Oh Christmas tree

    Amid freezing temperatures Saturday the Weihe family, Kate, Mary Kay, Kelsey and Kendall Weihe chose a Christmas tree at Sleepy Hollow Tree Farm. Owner Troy McWilliams helped cut their perfect tree with a hand-held electric saw. One customer, Rick Mohon, told his wife, “I liked the tree just how I saw you – I knew it was the one.” 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Eric Kelley

    School: La Grange Elementary

    Team: South Oldham Junior Wrestling Club. 

    Age: 7.

    Hometown: La Grange.

  • You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch

    When the Esterle family looked out on their yard on Floydsburg Road Nov. 29, they noticed a few of their about 30 inflatable Christmas decorations sagging. They discovered four of them had holes slashed in them.

  • It’s a blog-gone shame

    We first told you about The Oldham Era’s news blog in the Nov. 13 edition, and since then, I’ve appreciated the community’s response. 

    The site has many functions we don’t currently offer at OldhamEra.com, a Web site created by our parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., based in Shelbyville. 

  • Law voted top senior in running

    LEXINGTON – South Oldham’s Jacob Law and Jesse Murner have added post-season honors to the state cross country titles they won earlier this month.

    Law was voted the AA runner of the year and top senior runner by the state coaches association and was named to the super team encompassing all three classes of runners which are based on a school’s enrollment.

  • How well do you know Ky.?

    How well do you know the state of Kentucky?

    Maybe you can name the county seat of Clark, but do you know who scored the first field goal for University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp? Maybe not. Try your hand and the questions below. 

    QUESTIONS

  • Triple threat

    After reaching the second round of the state football playoffs, local players from North Oldham and Oldham County high schools have earned post-season honors from the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

    Several local players were named to the KFCA All-District teams in their respective classes and two coaches, Matt Brown of OCHS and Billy Martin of NOHS, were named the district coach of the year.

  • Patients mourn loss of ‘one-of-a-kind’ Pewee Valley doctor

    As the late Dr. Steven Applegate’s office manager Tess Wheeler calls to inform patients of his death and to reschedule appointments, many cry inconsolably, she said. The news of Applegate’s death was a long-time coming as ALS — Lou Gehrig’s disease — progressively took his strength, but it still has hit his patients hard.